My PC has certainly got infected by BitPyLock ransomware. I am unable to perform any activity on it and also the PC is running too slowly. I have tried to remove this threat but couldn’t, really worried for the security of my PC. Please help me to protect my computer from any type of corruption.
BitPyLock is a new variant of ransomware that encrypts most of the files on the attacked PC. Security researchers had reported that the threat uses AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption algorithm to encode files on the attacked PC and appends .bitpy extension to the encrypted files. It is analyzed that the BitPyLock is distributed through phishing email campaigns. Unfortunately, if the user downloads the infected mail attachment that is actually a macro-enabled document containing the payloads of the virus. Upon clicking, the document starts running the script and BitPyLock Ransomware gets installed on the attacked computer system.
After installed, it searches for the important documents, photos, video, audio, databases, PDFs and other local drives. The infection uses AES cipher to transcode the data that are locked by the filename and the‘.bitpy extension’ suffix. For example, blackcat.jpg is renamed to blackcat.jpg.bitpy extension. After the encryption process been done, then the Ransomware drops a file named as ‘README_FOR_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt’ on the desktop and the encryption locations.
According to the ransom note, the authors demands 0.3 Bitcoin (1815 USD/1461 EUR) as ransom. BitPyLock describes it as the ‘.bitpy Decryptor’ software which means after paying the amount the user will be provided with the decryption key to decode the locked files.
However, there is no guarantee that they will decrypt all the files after receiving the payment. Thus, security researchers advise not to pay the ransom to the authors of BitPyLock Ransomware and quickly remove the threat from the PC. Also, you can try recovering your data from backups if any or take the help of data recovery software programs.
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